Dover Area High School

46 West Canal St, Dover, PA 17315 | (717) 292-3671
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,077
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3 out of 5 | 14 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Joel Riedel
School District Details
  • Dover Area School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $9,689
  • Graduation Rate: 74.7%
  • Dropout Rate: 2.0%
  • Students Per Teacher: 15.7
  • Enrolled Students: 3,680

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,077
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 71.7
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 555 (51.5%)
  • Females: 517 (48.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 108 (10.0%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 167 (15.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 275 (25.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Dover Area High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.2%
Black746.9%
Asian90.8%
Hispanic333.1%
White95488.6%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Dover Area High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade28626.6%
10th Grade26925.0%
11th Grade24422.7%
12th Grade27825.8%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
27.3%
District:
31.3%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
79.2%
District:
78.6%
Dropout Rate
School:
1.8%
District:
1.1%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
65.4%
District:
65.4%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
58.5%
District:
58.5%
State:
69.4%
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

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3 out of 5 | 14 Reviews
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14 reviews for Dover Area High School

  • Reviewed by Community Member on October 27, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My children go to Northeastern, after reading these reviews, I say right on Dover you go!!!!
    btw I work with employees that graduated from Dover and ...... you know
  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 23, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this school is one of the worst schools EVER. They take away all student fun and interaction. If your child is enrolled I'd pull them out immediately if you'd like them to do something with their lives. Dover is anti fun!
  • Reviewed by Student on March 30, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I go to school here. I can't believe how many of the students here whine and cry because they don't get what they want, and their PARENTS insist on whining right along with them because their little "angel" is always right. Dover is a good school. The kids who say they hate it would not survive in a big city schools like York High. There are tons of worse schools in America. People here need to suck it up or they won't be prepared for the real world.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 15, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Dover was an alright school academiclly. staff-wise this school would have been better off taught by monkeys. english teacher Mrs. Sheffer is the only exception. she began my writing poetry thank you
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 23, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • hi i did not like this school it made me cry multiple times.... :'(
  • Reviewed by Former Student on July 30, 2009
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I attended Dover many years ago. Both of my younger brothers and also my husband went through this school. There was a definitive race undercurrent from both students and teachers; however, that is very common in Dover in general. Dover is known as a racist area. Several students that I and my husband attended school with admitted KKK membership for both themselves and their fathers. When I attended Dover, there were only 4 non-white children in this school and those children were ostracized.
    As far as the school itself, I ran into 7 teachers there that actually cared about teaching the kids. The rest just cared about the contents of their paycheck. I agree that the admin is more concerned with exercising their control over the students and faculty than they were about the quality of education they produced.
  • Reviewed by Student on February 19, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Dover is a great school. The four years I spent attending it were great. The athletic teams ans staff are great... even when we have a bad football season... or 10. The music department is great, George Bradshaw is an inspiration to many students. Ask anyone who has the best band, at least 80 percent will say dover. And of course people are going to have issues with teachers, and their social life at school, almost everyone does, if your someone who didn't, your probably the person who inflicted the problems on others. lets face it, it's just the way it is, anywhere. It may not be the most amazing school in America, but if you don't like it, move. I stand behind Dover 100%.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 16, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Dover is not a bad school. Like all schools, it has it's issues. But if you make the best out of the opportunties the school presents, than a student can go on to do great things. If a person has a negative attitude and choses not to listen and learn...than don't expect much out of that child. It is up to the individual to chose their own destiny and make the best out of what they are given.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on November 26, 2008
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is not a bad school, me and my sister as well as many of my classmates have gone on to reputable colleges. There is some staff that are absolutly horrible and some who are good teachers
  • Reviewed by Student on October 02, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school has made me want to die. Everyone is so rude and the teachers seem to pick a fight with whatever you do. Ive had teachers get in my face and threaten to hit me before. Dover is a really bad school.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 02, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is ridiculously rude, the teachers insist that screaming at the kids is the right way to do things instead of calmly sending them to the office. My kids have been cussed at, threatened, and my kids friends have heard teachers have discriminatory remarks about cultures and race. This school is probably the worst school in America.
  • Reviewed by Student on November 29, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Its not that bad of a school just some of the teachers are rude, and the students can be a little ignorant. they judge u and they listen to rumors, some aren't true at all! but over all it's ok.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 08, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I HAVE HAD 3 KIDS GO THROUGH THIS SCHOOL. ALL THREE WENT ON TO COLLEGE. A GOOD EDUCATION IS THERE FOR THE TAKING IF A STUDENT REALLY WANTS IT. HOWEVER IT SEEMS LIKE THE PRINCIPALS AND THE ADMINISTRATION HAVE BEEN OF POOR QUALITY FOR YEARS. THEY FINALLY WOKE UP THIS YEAR AND APPROVED DRIVER EDUCATION, BUT THIS IS ONLY AFTER NUMEROUS DOVER STUDENTS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN CAR CRASHES OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS. TODAY THEY HAVE INSANELY MADE THE MALE STUDENTS WEAR DrESS SHIRTS AND TIES UNDER THEIR GOWNS IN WHAT PROMISES TO BE A DAY WHERE THE TEMPERATURE IS SUPPOSED TO REACH 95. THE ADMINISTRATION ALWAYS SEEMS TO MAKE DUMB RULES JUST TO SHOW THE STUDENTS THEY ARE IN CHARGE!

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